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Breaking News!

Please click on the following link to read the full press release from Mr Crump regarding changes to take place in the school from September 2019.

https://www.hohs.co.uk/2019/04/05/breaking-news/


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Easter Egg Collection

This term, Year 11 have been organising a collection of Easter Eggs for children in the East Anglian Children’s Hospice. As a tutor group, they collected 18 Easter Eggs out of the school’s total which reached over 60. Well done to Year 11 and thank you to everyone in the school who donated an egg. They will be delivered to the hospice this week.


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Diploma Distinctions!

This week, we received some external examination results and had an external moderator in school to assess the portfolios for some of our diploma subjects in the Sixth Form. We are delighted to announce that several distinction grades were attained by our students in both examinations and portfolios. The grade of distinction is equivalent to an A grade at A Level. Congratulations to our Health and Social Care and Business Studies students on an excellent set of results.


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Open Afternoon – Coming Soon!

Just a quick reminder that our Open Afternoon is less than a fortnight away on Friday 15th March from 1:45 – 3:45pm. There is a new slide show of photos on our Facebook page which you are able to look at even if you don’t have a Facebook account. Please click on the following link to see more photos showing our pupils from Nursery to Sixth Form https://www.facebook.com/HethersettOldHallSchool/


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The Mathematical Challenge 2019

On Thursday 7th February, some of our Year 10 and 11 pupils took part in the United Kingdom Mathematics Trust’s Mathematical Challenge. The girls were given 25 challenging problems to solve in 60 minutes. No calculators were allowed, only a pen, a pencil and some plain paper. Their papers have been sent off to Leeds University for marking and we look forward to receiving their results soon!

Here are 2 questions from the challenge for you to try.

  1. What is the value of (7 – 6 x (-5)) – 4 x (-3) ÷ (-2)?

a. -17      b. -11   c. 31    d. 37    e.  43

2. Two numbers, x and y, have a product which is equal to their sum. Express x in terms of y.

 

 

 


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Collaboration and Communication

As part of the Health and Social Care course, Year 12 have to show how they can communicate effectively with younger pupils. This week, Year 12 have worked with some of our Year 7 girls. Hannah helped the girls to understand glacial erosion by building models of landforms out of Lego with them. Amelia supported their learning by showing Year 7 how to use Google Docs and Slides so they could all collaborate on the same slide presentation about glacial depositions. It was a really valuable experience for both Years 7 and 12 and Year 12 showed that they had wonderful communication skills in both individual and group work.


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U13 Netball Match Report

The U13 netball team were in action against Ormiston Victory Academy on Wednesday afternoon. The girls displayed a lot of skill in both attack and defence throughout the match and great team work led them to a 13-7 victory. Player of the match, awarded by the opposition, went to Emily Gi.  Well done, girls!